Classroom Management

The Buzz On Cicadas: Cross-Curricular Activities

By Phil Nast April 22, 2013 10:13 am

In his memoir Naturalist, E.O. Wilson describes how he decided to become an ant expert. He was originally drawn to flies, a particular family of long-legged green and blue flies that appeared, he thought, “like animated gemstones,” but the …

Education policy

A Chardon High School Teacher’s Reflections on School Safety, One Year Later

By Tammy Segulin February 27, 2013 9:39 am

We always say, “We never thought it would happen here.” Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. When this kind of violence came to my community, and my school, we all said the same thing. How could anyone ever think something like …

 

Education technology

Should Students Be Allowed Access to iPads and Computers During Standardized Tests?

By Daniel Cox April 19, 2013 10:49 am

As teachers in the 21st century, we are expected by our schools, districts, states, and even country to utilize technology within the classroom.  We use the Internet, smart boards, video projectors, computers, iPads, iPods, and a myriad of other forms …

 

Lily's Blackboard

Cesar Chavez: An American Hero

By Lily Eskelsen March 14, 2014 9:18 am

“You Can’t Humiliate Someone Who Has Pride. You Can’t Oppress Someone Who’s Not Afraid Anymore.” – Cesar Chavez Local Associations are going to the movies March 28th and taking friends. Lots of friends. Because they bought out the theater, and…

 

the hard decision to leave my current teaching position

I have promised an explanation. I was recruited to teach at North County High School by a former colleague who at the time was the principal, although I knew he was leaving before I signed my contract.  I was primarily …
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teacherken

Once I Get Caught Up…

On grading, and reviewing for The Very Big Deal Government Mandated Test, I'll be back to posting....Promise.…
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Bluebird's Classroom

Massive Creativity MOOC with Rock Stars, Prof Tina Seelig, and NovoED

Amin Saberi and Anne Trumbore  recently  talked with Vicki Davis on episode #67 of Every Classroom Matters about encouraging creativity.  Only 17% of creatives felt a teacher had taught them to be creative.  As our economy moves  away from the industrial …
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Cool Cat Teacher Blog

Online 3D Models of Molecules

Canvas Mol… is a website that provides 3D, interactive, rotating models of simple and complex molecules. There are more than fifty models of relatively common molecules like glucose, fructose, and morphine. Each model can be altered to show or not
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Free Technology for Teachers

The Mathematics of Rock Climbing

The Math of Rock Climbing… is a neat video that could be used to incorporate a mathematics lesson into a physical education class. The high school in my district has a ropes course that the students use during physical education classes.
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Free Technology for Teachers

Go Social Studies Go – A Good Alternative to Social Studies Textbooks

Go Social Studies Go… is a nice site developed by Kenneth Udhe, a social studies teacher in Michigan, for his students and the world. Go Social Studies Go is essentially a series of multimedia books about common social studies topics.
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Free Technology for Teachers